Alice Wang, 26 years-old, art director and fashion stylist – Oslo, Norway. @itsalicewang
What is your favorite skincare product? And why would you recommend it?
No doubt: Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask by Kiehl’s. I have very very dry skin, so for my morning skin routine, I have to use two different moisturizers and creams in order for my skin to feel hydrated. And it has been hard to find a night cream that is hydrating enough on its own. The Kiehl’s overnight hydrating mask is a gel form that you can use both as a moisturizer (apply one layer) or an actual mask (apply extra amount) that you leave on overnight. It makes my skin feel super hydrated and refreshing. It is definitely the best night cream that I have ever used.
How do you choose the products which get the chance to be in your topshelf ?
I have my go-to brands that I know work with my dry skin because I have tested a few products out from each brand over the past years and come to love it: Ole Henriksen, Kiehl’s, Origins and Mario Badescu, Clarins, Laneige, Biotherm and Avène. I am not the biggest aventurer when it comes to skincare so once I feel something works for me, I stick to that product.
What is your advice for a glowy and clear skin?
A strict morning and night skincare routine. Ever since I was 15, I have had a 5 step morning skin routine which consists of cleanser, toner, serum, two layers of moisturizer/cream and sunscreen.
If you had one skincare secret to share with us, what would it be?
Less is more. I know this is super cliche to say, but makeup really destroys your skin, and I noticed a huge difference with my skin when I stopped using makeup on a daily basis. It is a downward spiral because many people use makeup to cover up blemishes, but the blemishes would not be there in the first place had one invested more in taking care of the skin. Try going without foundation/contour and all these other makeup products for one month, incorporate a daily skincare routine and see not only how much your skin improves, but also how you get used to your natural look and start to realize that you actually look and feel much better!
Is there a beauty product that you bring everywhere with you?
Face mist! Especially on a hot summer day. I personally love the Facial Spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea from Mario Badescu and Thermal Spring Water by Avène. I’ve used around 8-10 bottles of face mist this summer.